A report from the Statistical Office for Berlin-Brandenburg found an increase in the number of Berlin apartments in 2018, and an SPD politician was appointed as the new justice minister. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
About six months since its inception, the ride-pooling service BerlKönig from the BVG has served around 100,000 registered customers and more than 160,000 people have downloaded the app, which customers use to hail cars and pay.
Emmanuel Macron and other European leaders have vowed to rebuild after the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, which many around the world streamed online in real time. We talked to one witness in Paris who watched the fire unfold in person.
The Brexit deadline has been pushed back again — this time until Oct. 31, granting U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May six months to consider a new plan. We talked to London-based German journalist Imke Henkel to hear more about what the extension means for Britain and Europe.
Flussfilmfest — a traveling film festival that comes to Berlin tonight — wants to use stories about rivers to figure out ways to save them. We talked to Tobias Schäfer, the initiator of the festival, to learn more.
Ben Okri, a Man Booker Prize winner and author of 11 novels, came to Berlin this month to headline Berlin’s African Book Festival. We talked with him about his work and delving into the mystery of life through narrative.